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Lesley Chamberlain / Motherland

titel Motherland
subtitel A Philosophical History of Russia
type Non-fictie
isbn 9781585679522
uitgave Overlook/Rookery, 2007
categorie RU: Overig
subcategorie Filosofie/maatschappijleer
taal Engels
bladzijden 352
uitleenbaar nee
locatie 5.2.2


In this "lucid primer of Russian thought" (The Times Literary Supplement), Lesley Chamberlain finds that during the last two centuries Russian intellectuals have asked two fundamental questions, "what makes a good man?" and "what is the right way to live?" The nineteenth-century ideal of a happy man living in a just society became, in Russia, a quest to effect the wholesale transformation of society. Chamberlain shows how this moral passion, manifesting itself in philosophy and literature, existed in both pre- and post-revolutionary Russia. She reveals that 1917 did not represent the watershed we once thought, and shows how the dreams of a plain and simple life reached its negative apotheosis under Lenin. In Motherland, Lesley Chamberlain has produced a radical new interpretation of Russian intellectual history that, finally, gives a glimpse in to the soul of that singular country.